Charles Pachter



Charles Pachter is one of the most collected and cherished Canadian artists. 

His iconic, uplifting and patriotic images have earned their place in the nation's museums from coast to coast. 

During the late 1970's and early 80's Pachter often depicted his friends in casual and lighthearted scenarios, lounging, socializing and at picnics. In this painting, a copper-haired male "bather" reclines peacefully on emerald green grass while gazing out at a tranquil body of water beneath a turquoise sky. This stylized / expressionistic landscape is realized in vibrant shades of blue and green. It aesthetically references Pachter's iconic series of reflected barns. The figure, both in its pose and how it is rendered could be interpreted as an homage to the Impressionists such as Gustave Caillebotte; who frequently had his male subjects turned away from the viewer.   

Throughout his oeuvre, Pachter has repeatedly depicted leisure by water, creating varied images of docks, beaches, ocean waves and shoreline scenes. 

Charles Pachter is represented in both public and private collections across Canada including the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Portrait Gallery of Canada, The Royal Ontario Museum, and the McMichael Gallery. The artist has also had solo exhibitions in France, Germany, Japan, the UK, India, the United States and Bangladesh. Charles Pachter holds the prestigious position of Officer of the Order of Canada and is also a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal. 

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Canada, 1980

Acrylic on canvas

Signed and dated by the artist 

10‚ÄĚH 11.25"W (work)

15"H 16.25"W (framed)

Excellent condition

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